Criminology is a growing field that will remain steady through both good and bad economic times. A bachelor's degree in criminology could lead to a career in almost anything, from a border patrol agent to a forensic pathologist. Of course, a forensic pathologist will also need a medical degree, but studying the causation and prevention of crime as an undergraduate might serve as the backbone to any career in forensic science. All of the careers below could begin with a Bachelor's degree in criminology, which might be augmented by a license as a social worker.
|BA and above||MS and above||Doctorate/Professional|
Social worker (entry level)
Law enforcement officer
Border patrol agent
(Local, state and federal programs
Professor of criminology
Research director in field of criminology
Graduate programs in criminology are looking for students with a strong background in research, statistics and criminological theory. The NDMU program provides all of these things as well as giving the student strong writing skills, which is also essential to success in a graduate program in criminology. A degree in criminology does not limit one to graduate programs in the same field, criminology majors may also go on to a program in sociology, law school or medical school.